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Reluctant Guardian by [James, Kristy K.]
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Length: 314 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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From the Author

Authors are strongly encouraged to 'write what you know.' Why? Because it makes our stories more realistic. If we choose to ignore that advice, we risk our work coming across as unbelievable...or we research. And then we research some more. And if you're like me, you spend weeks and months studying the subject.

Even though this book is set in the Charleston, South Carolina area, I went so far as to move to Natchez, Mississippi for three months. I had friends there who helped me find a house to rent while I absorbed all I immersed myself in the local culture and visited museums. I even worked for a seamstress while I was there...one who specialized in making antebellum costumes for the locals for tours every year. It was quite an education, and one I'm thrilled to have experienced.

You see, history has always fascinated me, and I had long ago fallen in love with that era. Movies like Gone With the Wind, and Patrick Swayze's North and South were longtime favorites, and I knew that someday I would write a book set in that period. It would, of course, include the pretty dresses, and suave, handsome heroes...but not the Civil War. It would also have to express my distaste for slavery.

So with those guidelines in mind, I started asking the 'what ifs.' What if you lost everything? Your home, your parents, even your fiance. What if you had nothing but your brother? And what if your long lost grandfather, a man who disowned his son long before you were born, suddenly left you the family estate in his will?

That seemed like a fairly good beginning for a story, except I wasn't writing a fairytale. There needed to be more. So I asked a few more questions. What if the grandfather only left it to you because he set things up so you would lose it anyway? And to complicate it a little more, what if his sworn enemy was brought into the mess?

And so Reluctant Guardian was born.

About the Author

Kristy K. James' first goal in life was to work in law enforcement,until the night she called the police to check out a scary noise in heryard. Realizing that she might someday have to investigate scary noisesin yards just as dark as hers if she continued on that path, she turnedto her other favorite love...writing. Since then her days have beenfilled with being a mom and reluctant zookeeper (7 pets), creatingstories, and looking for trouble in her kitchen.

Kristy is the author of the Coach's Boys series (The Daddy Pact, A Hero for Holly, A Harry Situation, Her Best Friend Jon, Code Red Christmas), Enza, A Fine Mess, Laying Low in Paradise, Gluten-Free Sucks, and more.

*Alas, the pets are down to six. Thirteen year old black lab, Shadow, passed away in May 2013.

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  • File Size: 1546 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466288493
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: January 12, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MDDJDK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #524,118 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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